1 – A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.
2 – A lake forms drop by drop.
3 – A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.
4 – A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.
5 – Abundance is from activity.
6 – Good actions are never lost.
7 – Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.
8 – He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
9 – If and When were planted and Nothing grew.
10 – It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask.
11 – Kind words will unlock an iron door.
12 – No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
13 – Patience is the key to paradise.
14 – There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
15 – Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen.
16 – Tomorrow is another day.
17 – Two captains sink the ship.
18 – Two heads are better than one.
19 – Who gossips to you will gossip about you.
20 – Wish well, be well.
21 – You harvest what you sow.
1 – A bird may be ever so small, it always seeks a nest of its own.
2 – A bold attempt is half success.
3 – A bold man has luck in his train.
4 – A child must creep until it learns to walk.
5 – A crowd is not company.
6 – A fool only wins the first game.
7 – A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.
8 – A good neighbor is better than a brother far off.
9 – A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.
10 – A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
11 – A little stone may upset a large cart.
12 – A man’s character reaches town before his person.
13 – A penny in time is as good as a dollar.
14 – A short rest is always good.
15 – A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.
16 – A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.
17 – Act honestly, and answer boldly.
18 – Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
19 – Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
20 – An old man’s sayings are seldom untrue.
21 – Another man’s burden is always light.
22 – Bad is never good until worse happens.
23 – Better a little furniture than an empty house.
24 – Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife.
25 – Better ask twice than lose your way once.
26 – Better half a loaf than none at all.
27 – Blame is the lazy man’s wages.
28 – Break one link and the whole chain falls apart.
29 – Faults are thick where love is thin.
30 – He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.
31 – He that inquires much, learns much.
32 – It is best to be on the safe side.
33 – It is easy to manage when fortune favors.
34 – It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather.
35 – “It will come back,” said the man, when he gave his sow pork.
36 – Keep your nose out of another’s mess.
37 – Kind words don’t wear out the tongue.
38 – Let deeds match words.
39 – Life begins at forty.
40 – Speaking silence is better than senseless speech.
41 – Speech is silver, but silence is golden.
42 – Speedy execution is the mother of good fortune.
43 – Stop and smell the roses.
44 – That which must be, will be.
45 – Where you cannot climb over, you must creep under.
46 – You can have too much of a good thing.
47 – You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.
48 – You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.